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NCPC to explore Israel’s Agricultural Technology to boost pilgrimage

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By Joyce Remi-Babayeju

The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Bishop Stephen Adegbite, has announced plans to explore Israel’s agricultural technology to boost the Christian pilgrimage programme.

Receiving members of the House Committee on Christian Pilgrimage Affairs on May 28, 2024, Bishop Adegbite explained that pilgrims would acquire skills in Israel’s agricultural technology to replicate in their local communities upon return.

He described the visit as timely, given the approaching one-year anniversary of President Bola Tinubu’s administration.

Bishop Adegbite praised his predecessors, particularly Prof. John Kennedy Opara, for their legacies and contributions to the Commission’s growth.

He highlighted the Commission’s pre-visit and state-of-readiness visits to the Holy Land, ensuring a smooth pilgrimage process.

The Commission has also produced a calendar of events outlining the pilgrimage programmes with Easter pilgrimage running from April to July and the main pilgrimage from November to February.

In addition to pilgrimage, Bishop Adegbite emphasized that his role is an Ambassador of Peace, promoting interfaith harmony as directed by President Tinubu.

The Chairman of the House Committee on Christian Pilgrimage, Hon. Festus Ayodele, commended Bishop Adegbite for his warm reception and excellent work.

He appreciated the staff’s support and emphasized the need for synergy and cooperation between the Committee and NCPC. He urged the Commission to carry them along and provide necessary information for effective performance.

Hon. Ayodele also thanked President Tinubu for appointing Bishop Adegbite and appreciated the First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, for her support and concern for NCPC.

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